THE ULTIMATE FUN MACHINE
Nomen est omen: The eBIG.TRAIL does not just take its name from the human-powered BIG.TRAIL. It follows the ethos of being the perfect partner for your next trail extravaganza. On mighty 650b+ tyres, our 130 mm aluminium hardtail rolls over pretty much anything you can throw at it while maintaining its playful character. All down to a perfectly adjusted geometry – for an e-bike it has impressively short chain stays measuring just 434 mm. Powered by Shimano’s STePS E8000 eMTB-motor and 500 Wh battery, the eBIG.TRAIL delivers power and endurance far beyond what trail fans have been able to experience.
STEALTH DROPPER SEATPOST
No question: A dropper post is an absolute must on playful trail companions like the eBIG.TRAIL. As you would expect from MERIDA – with internal cable routing via ‘Smart Entry’.
FULL GAS WITH BOOST
6 mm extra hub spacing at the rear: The eBIG.TRAIL comes with ‘Boost 12x148’ standard and through axles front and rear. The shallower spoke angle allows for an even stiffer wheel. On top of that, the chain line moves outwards – an important requirement for short chainstays.
ULTRA SHORT CHAINSTAYS
Only 434 mm long and therefore perfect for delivering a super playful handling: the chainstays of the eBIG.TRAIL are, thanks to ‘Boost’ hubs and even more importantly the super compact size of the STePS E8000 motor, not much longer than the ones on a non-powered trail bike.
Far more than just something pretty to look at: ‘Smart Entry’ technology offers the eBIG.TRAIL the perfect, rattle free internal cable routing. Ideal for relaxed and reliable trail riding.
130 MILLIMETER OF SLACKNESS
A hardtail as a trail bike? No problem! 130 mm travel at the super stiff front end as well as a head tube angle of enduro-like 67.5° set our eBIG.TRAIL up perfectly for fun orientated trail duties. The 780 mm bars and super short stem fit seamlessly into the trail bike concept.
Hardly any other bike-concept benefits as much from the advantages of the new plus-format: the slightly higher weight doesn’t faze the eBIG.TRAIL in the slightest, and the 2.8inch tyres deliver outstanding traction and pure high-speed fun.